The Peer Support Network is a group of students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty who are available to stand in solidarity with targets of gender harassment. Peers will listen to targets, let them know that what they have experienced is not consistent with our community values, and that they are not alone. Peers can point targets to more formal resources available in the community, accompany targets to meetings to discuss the events, and connect targets to other components of Below the Waterline support. At this time, we are not able to offer support for Above the Waterline forms of sexual harassment, including sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention.
To request a referral, please fill out the form below. To volunteer as a Peer, or learn how to establish a Peer program at your institution, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After filling out the form, users will be offered the names of 2-3 volunteers who may be a good match for their needs. Matching users with volunteers may take up to a week. The user and their chosen Peer Supporter then arrange to meet at a mutually agreeable time and place. As an informal, grass roots organization, Below the Waterline and our volunteers will not share your information without your permission. We are committed to respecting individual choice in whether and how to report Sexual Harassment.